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Monday Mintues: Latest JUCO Basketball News

By Staff, 12/04/23, 3:30PM EST


We are getting deeper into the junior college season and many high-level matchups are taking place nationwide. In this week's edition of the Monday Minutes, we will look at the latest rankings throughout the country and the leading several scorers throughout the U.S. regardless of level. There has also been another significant milestone reached by Mott head coach Steve Smith. 

Mott HC Steve Schmidt Wins #800 

Mott CC head coach Steve Schmidt earned his 800th career victory in his 33rd season at the helm. Schmidt has won 4 National Championships, 3 National Runner-Up finishes, and 4 National Coach of the Year Awards. He is only the 15th coach in NJCAA history to earn 800 or more wins. Schimdt's career record is now 801-230. 

Rankings Update 

The NJCAA has released its latest Top 25 Polls today. We will provide updated rankings in California and the NWAC when those are released. 

Several teams in the NJCAA D1 Poll remain unbeaten this season. They are South Plains, Salt Lake, Vincennes, Daytona, Snow, Mineral Area, Triton, and Indian River. 

Here are the top teams in the NJCAA at each level:

NJCAA D1 Top 10 
1. South Plains
2. Salt Lake
3. Vincennes
4. Daytona St
5. NW Florida St
6. Snow College
7. Trinity Valley
8. Barton CC
9. Mineral Area
10. Lee College

Here are the top 5 Teams in NJCAA D2:

1. South Suburban 
2. Davidson Davie
3. Parkland 
4. Des Moines Area
5. National Park

Top 5 in NJCAA D3:
1. Brookdale
2. Northern Essex
3. Dallas North Lake 
4. Prince George's 
5. Montgomery County 

Full rankings for each level can be found on the NJCAA's site:

Top Scorers Naitoanlly (NJCAA D1, D2, D3, California, NWAC):

These are the top scorers nationally regardless of level based on available statistics from each organization. 

Jemel Jones - South Suburban: 30.3 PPG
Jaylen Wesley - South Mountain 30 PPG
Brady Grier - Walla Walla - 29.8 PPG
Mekhii Ellison - Mott CC - 29.8 PPG
Mostapha El Moutaouakkil - Indian River - 29.1 PPG
Issac Lange - Massasoit - 28.2 PPG
Devin Carson - Los Mendosa - 27.9 PPG
Javnotae Campbell - NOC Tonkawa - 27.4 PPG
Arthur Dukes - Laguradia - 27 PPG
Dakari Bradford - Beaver County 26.6 PPG 
Dominic Gooden - Hillsborough - 26.5 PPG

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